A Texas school district is now requiring students, who want to participate in any extracurricular activities or need a parking permit, to take a drug test.
According to the Bushland ISD, the goal is to maintain an environment that is safe, free from illegal substance abuse and conductive to learning.
Before a student can participate in any extracurricular activities or receive a parking permit, the consent form from the student must be on file.
It is for any students in grades 7th-12th grade.
In addition to students being randomly drug tested, the purposes of the dug-testing program are to:
- Prevent injury, illness and harm resulting from the use of illegal drugs, controlled substances and performance-enhancing drugs
- Help enforce a drug-free educational environment
- Deter student use of illegal and performance-enhancing drugs
- Educate students regarding the harm caused by the use of illegal and performance-enhancing drugs
This is expected to go on during the upcoming school year.
Coaches and sponsors of extracurricular activities and principals will be providing information to students and parents.